Attorneys

Robin O. Brena is the owner of Brena, Bell & Clarkson. Mr. Brena is a life-long Alaska resident. He has received graduate degrees in both business and law. Mr. Brena received his Masters of Business Administration with an emphasis in accounting and finance and his Doctor of Jurisprudence from Willamette University. He also has received his Masters of Law with an emphasis in real estate development and finance law from the University of Miami. Mr. Brena has been the Chairman of the Real Estate Section of the Alaska Bar Association, Chairman of the Estate Planning and Probate Section of the Alaska Bar Association, and has taught Advanced Business Law at the University of Alaska. Mr.:Brena's practice emphasizes real estate, commercial litigation, tax assessment, telecommunications, oil and gas, appellate, and administrative matters before both federal and state courts and regulatory agencies. 

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Jesse C. Bell is an attorney with Brena, Bell & Clarkson. Mr. Bell is a life-long Alaska resident. He received his J.D. from Willamette University. In 30 years of private practice, Mr. Bell has participated in many civil trials. He has also taught several seminars dealing with various aspects of real estate law. Mr. Bell's practice emphasizes business and commercial transactions, corporate law for both large and small businesses, probate, trust, and estate planning, real estate transactions, condominium developments, and commercial litigation. 

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Kevin G. Clarkson is an attorney with Brena, Bell & Clarkson. Mr. Clarkson received his J.D. cum laude from Willamette University. Mr. Clarkson's practice focuses upon state and federal civil litigation at the administrative, pretrial, trial, and appellate levels regarding oil and gas pipeline transportation, professional liability (attorney and accountant malpractice), tort (personal injury and wrongful death), aviation and products liability, employment, construction, tax, RICO, fraud, fiduciary liability, contract, and constitutional issues.

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David W. Wensel is an attorney with Brena Bell & Clarkson. Mr. Wensel has received his J.D. from the University of Oregon. He is a member of the Bars of the Supreme Court of the United States and the Tax Court of United States, and a member of the state bars in both Oregon and Alaska. Mr. Wensel has also taught Business Law for Beckers National CPA Review Course. His practice emphasizes real estate, commercial litigation, tax assessment, telecommunications, oil and gas, appellate, and administrative matters before both federal and state courts and regulatory agencies.

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Anthony ("Tony") S. Guerriero is an attorney with Brena, Bell & Clarkson. Mr. Guerriero received his Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from California State University, Fresno and his J.D. from the McGeorge School of Law. He is a member of the Alaska and California State Bar Associations. He has worked as an Estate Administrator for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Alaska. Mr. Guerriero's practice emphasizes commercial transactions, loan documentation, bankruptcy, oil, gas, and telecommunications. He has represented a variety of clients including manufacturers, financial institutions, business owners, creditors, creditors' committees, debtors, and bankruptcy trustees.

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Laura S. Gould is an attorney with Brena, Bell, & Clarkson. Ms. Gould received her J.D. from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College. She also has a graduate degree in language and literature, as well as two bachelor’s degrees: one in language and literature, the other in geology. While in law school Ms. Gould worked as a summer extern in the Alaska Supreme Court, and after graduating she worked as a judicial clerk in the Alaska Superior Court. Ms. Gould then worked in private practice in Anchorage, in the areas of legal and medical malpractice, as well as general civil litigation. Her current practice emphasizes oil and gas, tax assessment, and related litigation at the administrative and appellate levels. She is admitted to practice in all state courts in Alaska, and the United States District Court in Alaska.

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Matthew C. Clarkson is an attorney with Brena, Bell & Clarkson. Mr. Clarkson received his B.A. in Biology from the University of Alaska, Anchorage, and his J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law. Mr. Clarkson is admitted to practice in all state courts in Alaska, and the United States District Court in Alaska.  Mr. Clarkson’s practice emphasizes oil and gas pipeline transportation, telecommunications, and general civil litigation.

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